This week’s sermon title is “Weeping.” Our world is filled with weeping. Something is out of whack. It’s been that way since the Garden of Eden. Driven from Paradise by God, Adam and Eve and all their descendants are unable to gain access to the Tree of Life. Guarded by angels with flaming swords, access to the Tree is severely restricted. God’s original plan and purpose for the world cannot be fulfilled. It is sealed with seven seals and no one can open it. John sees this plan in heaven and weeps because no one is able to open the plan. No one is able to bring it to pass. The Herods of the world seem to win.